Southwest Airlines, Suns to open renovated Scottsdale learning center

SunsSouthwest Airlines and the Phoenix Suns have teamed up to renovate the Southwest Airlines Learning Center at the Thunderbirds Branch Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Scottsdale.

A ribbon cutting ceremony will be held to officially unveil the new and improved learning center at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, April 6.

Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Scottsdale CEO Lisa Hurst and Phoenix Suns President, Jason Rowley, will speak about the renovation’s impact on the community and the importance of investing in the futures of the Valley youth, according to a press release.

Suns Ring of Honor member Tom Chambers, Suns Community Ambassador, Steven Hunter and The Gorilla, will all be on hand to celebrate the completion of the Southwest Learning Center makeover, and Suns Broadcaster Tom Leander will emcee the event.

A number of local youth that frequent the Thunderbirds Branch and will benefit from the refurbished Southwest Learning Center will also be in attendance, the release stated.

The renovation, which includes a 60-inch flat screen TV, new furniture and a framed Suns jersey, was made possible through a $20,000 grant from Southwest Airlines to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Scottsdale, which the Suns are proud to support through their partnership with Southwest.

The Thunderbirds Branch Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Scottsdale is located 20199 N. 78th Place in Scottsdale. For more information visit

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